[Opioids in "non-malignant" pain-results of long-term treatment in patients with rheumatic disease.].

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The oral administration of strong opioids like morphine is a very effective treatment in cancer pain. However, these analgesics are rarely prescribed for patients suffering from severe "non-malignant" pain. We examined the effects of oral opioids (morphine sulphate tablets, buprenorphine and levomethadone) given to patients with intractable rheumatic pain… (More)

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